In case you haven’t already heard, Ford is killing off its car lineup save for the Mustang and upcoming Focus Active hatch. In just a few years, buyers looking for a fun hot hatch will have to go somewhere else to get their fix. But for now, there are some great deals to be had on Fiesta ST, Focus ST, and Focus RS cars sitting on dealer lots.
As Jalopnik points out, there are some seriously steep discounts available right now on Ford’s trio of excellent-driving hatchbacks. Thanks to Ford incentives and dealer mark-downs, the wonderful Fiesta ST can be found for under $17,000 (that’s over $4000 lower than base MSRP).
If you’re willing to shell out another $1000-$2000, you can step up to the more powerful and spacious Focus ST. Of course, if you’re looking for the most capable hot hatch money can buy right now, new examples of the Focus RS can be found with markdowns of up to $5000. Considering the performance you get, we’d say that’s the deal of the century.
If it were me, I’d probably go for a Fiesta ST. It’s the cheapest to buy, least expensive to keep running, and honestly, it’s the most fun of the trio to drive (I put 50,000 miles on mine before I sold it). Hurry now before Ford gets rid of them forever.